A new cycle track could soon be installed at Hoblingwell Wood Recreation Ground, Bromley Council has announced, with additional funding for the project now being sought.

The authority said on Thursday a planning application for the proposed cycle track is being submitted following community consultation, which showed that 80 per cent of 157 responders supported the move.

According to Bromley Council, consultees “felt that the proposal would enhance the recreational activities available locally, particularly for younger people”.

The proposed project is in partnership with Access Sport, a London-based charity, who will submit the application in conjunction with idverde, Bromley’s parks contractors.

The move will include the creation of a new council owned and managed community bike park which would be run by local volunteers.

The track would be suitable for all types of non-motorised wheeled sports and would be ideal for mountain bikes, scooters, balance bikes, BMXs, skateboards and in-line skates.

The facility would include an all-wheeled asphalt pump track; a soft landscaped ‘buffer’ zone plus seating areas, storage units for equipment, cycle parking and litter bins which were all identified in the consultation.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, the executive member for environment and community services, thanked those who took part in the consultations.

“We have made much progress to get to this stage, with this proposal, improving local facilities and whilst I am optimistic about being able to install this facility, not all the approvals are yet in place, including funding, but we are pressing ahead, mindful of the benefits it will bring,” he said.

According to the council, the track design has been developed to be ‘unusable’ for motorbikes. A knee-height perimeter fence is also planned for the entire recreation site.

The council is now seeking grant funding from a variety of sources, in addition to the match-funding that has already been pledged, including from the council.